As more and more of us embark on working from home full-time due to the coronavirus, we're often having to contend with creating a makeshift shared home office in our kitchens or living rooms.
Journalist and interiors guru Kate Watson-Smyth, aka Mad About The House, knows only too well the juggling act of making a small space multi-task. She worked from her kitchen table for many years when she first started her interiors blog.
'You will have to carve out a little spot from another part of your home to work at,' Kate said. 'If that needs to be the kitchen table then that's fine, but do find somewhere to neatly store paperwork, and a spot for the printer.'
She also revealed the secret weapon that kept her sane while working from home for all those years.
'I kept a wheeled trolley with a lid under it for all the "officey" stuff that I needed on a daily basis,' Kate said.
If you're currently working from a spare bedroom, then she says it's 'all about making clever furniture choices' including a sofa bed.
'It frees up so much space, and I think that working in a room with a bed in the corner is an inherently bad idea,' Kate explains. 'If you can only spare a corner of a room, see if you can fit in a room divider or decorative screen so that you can hide everything from view in the evening.'
Find more interiors tips from Kate in the April issue of Red, on sale now. Subscribe to the magazine here.
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